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Gastronaut; a person with a keen appreciation for food; a person who is willing to go to great lengths to explore, learn and find exotic, and often, bizarre, foods to eat (synonyms: foodie, chowhound, gourmand, gourmet)

Gastronauts Academy was created to empower wannabe foodies who want a little something different when searching their passion for food and drink exploration! By developing specialized classes, courses and adventures, the Gastronauts Academy’s mission is to take its students on a deep-dive into the minds of leading taste-makers and thinkers, accelerate learning by social interaction, provide unique experiences and create an easy on-ramp for students who want to follow their passion by taking the leap from hobbyist to pro in the hospitality world!  


Gastronauts Academy offers a wide range of night and day classes so you can follow your passion whenever you want!  and if you can’t come to us, we’ll bring the class to you.


Gastronauts Academy offers unique intensive month, week or weekend courses that can take you from hobbyist to expert. All courses are designed to on-ramp students into their chosen field and come with internship and recruitment options.


A Gastronauts Adventure effortlessly infuses food or drink events with once in a lifetime experiences. Many adventures are specialized tours, be it a Gastronomic “ski safari” tour in the Italian Alps, “HikeYoga” through wineries of the Finger Lakes or “Speed Plating” dating with 20 strangers—food and drink are just the beginning of your adventure!


The heart of every house party is in the kitchen—so let Gastronauts Academy host a cooking party in your home! Our Chef brings the food, demonstrates and talks through each of the dishes and you and your friends eat, drink and enjoy and fun get together. Simply select one of the five party menus, book a time and date and then let us bring the class to you! All parties are priced at $50 per person. Minimum of six participants.


384 East Ave. Inn & Suites is the Gastronauts Academy students’ home away from home. Use the link below to reserve a room. Enter your dates of stay, then in the “Rate drop down” select “Standard Room Rate” and under “promotional code” enter “GAST” to take advantage of the best rate in town!

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